Field Trip!

Bear Path Acres! Huh? What is that? Where is that? Why are we traveling there? These are certainly questions overheard since the first time our permission slips were sent home.

We were originally scheduled for this field trip back in March, however, the heavy snows of February caused it to be postponed until today. Now I’m thankful that we didn’t go in March, and were able to enjoy our visit today with dry, sunny, and warmer weather conditions!

Faithfulness saints have “googled” Bear Path Acres and checked out their webpage frequently since February. They’ve read, reread, and diagnosed every single picture of the website! They could practically conduct the tour for other guests as we traveled the paths from animal to animal. They even asked questions in regards to the writings found on the webpage. Highlights of our trip included racing a lion, cheering a bear who could perform tricks, and hand feeding several of the animals! A BIG thank you to Charlie who serves as a volunteer at Bear Path Acres and led us on our journey!

Bear Path Acres is home to a wide variety of animals. It is located between Franklin and the North Carolina line. It’s quite a ride, but well-worth the travel! It is privately owned and relies on donations to maintain the site and care for the animals that call it home. Several of the saints were overheard discussing how old you had to be to volunteer. Perhaps you can load up your car for a family outing to Bear Path Acres!

End of Year

Each day a different saint bears the news of how many school days are left. As that number decreases, I don’t hear any complaints from other members of the Faithfulness Fruit Stand – imagine that!

As the days quickly pass, we are planning and organizing our final Literacy Event. It will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 11:00 – 12:00. Lunch will be served. We’ll be enjoying several foods that Sam enjoyed during his time in the Catskill Mountains (Hint: This is from our literacy book) Students will be using their measurement skills to prepare some of the foods for you. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Today saints sampled a bit of our CCA garden crop. Be sure to check out the CCA pictures prepared by Mrs. Stephens. The pictures capture preschool saints harvesting the crop, fourth grade saints preparing the crop, and CCA saints consuming it at lunch today. See if you can determine what food was grown in our CCA garden.

Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend!

Appreciation

I feel so appreciated this week! I have been on the receiving end of so many kind words, loving cards, and special gifts all week! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Students have stretched their measurement knowledge through ixl skills this week. Labels have been sorted according to weight/mass, length, and capacity/volume. Poster creations of these labels have fallen off the wall so many times that we’re going to take them down and hang them back up for our Literacy Event on Thursday, June 4. In addition to measurement, saints have been tested on Greatest Common Factors, Least Common Multiples, and addition and subtraction of fractions with like or unlike denominators. Some of them have experienced a little memory lapse about the GCF, LCM, and fractions skills :(.

A creative outlet this week has been in the form of making Mother’s Day gifts. I don’t want to give too much away, however, a math lesson was also involved in this creation. I’m sure your saint will fill you in with the “how to” of this gift. I hope you’ll enjoy it! I have one that was made by students about twenty-five years ago and it brings back fond memories every time I use it! Sweet dreams!

In closing, Happy Mother’s Day! Celebrate and make memories with your children! This is my first Mother’s Day without my Mom, and I struggle with this concept as “the” day gets closer. It’s those memories from our time together that I cherish!